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A Farewell To Mark

October 29, 2014
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A Farewell To Mark

With mixed feelings I say goodbye to my first writing home, in the same week my column appears for the first time in Kendallville Mall. I’m going from a weekly to a monthly, but otherwise…

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At Least The Cubs Never Lost To Belgium

July 10, 2014
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At Least The Cubs Never Lost To Belgium

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I was going to make fun of soccer last week, until I realized I’d never actually watched a soccer game. It wasn’t fair, poking fun of something I had no…

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Home Maintenance Goes Down The Toilet

June 4, 2014
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Home Maintenance Goes Down The Toilet

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   In honor of my son-in-law coming over to replace the toilet in my house—as far as I know, the old one was original equipment—here’s the story from a few months…

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The Weather Changes. Again.

April 23, 2014
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The Weather Changes. Again.

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   “Tragedy in Churubusco when three residents went on a walk to show off their spring clothes during the warm up this morning, and were later found frozen to death. Their…

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Bobbing For Fire

March 26, 2014
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Bobbing For Fire

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   After three decades as a volunteer firefighter, I … hurt. A lot, especially when it’s cold. Recently I’ve been seen wearing a sling, to let my arm heal after I…

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Murphy Proves Winter Prediction

January 24, 2014
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Murphy Proves Winter Prediction

    SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK                 Well, it didn’t work this time. My system didn’t work, and as a result, the Blizzard of ’14 was all my fault.                 I…

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A Night At The Opera House

January 16, 2014
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A Night At The Opera House

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Years ago I shopped at a place called Excel Home Furnishings on the north  side of the Noble County Courthouse square. (I didn’t actually buy anything; I was still young…

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2014, The Year Of – Me. Well, why not?

January 9, 2014
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I’ve been thinking about how the New Year should go. We all tend to think of that this time of year, don’t we? We all resolve to be healthier, thinner,…

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Santa After Christmas

January 1, 2014
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Santa After Christmas

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Santa Claus had a ritual, one he followed every year after he finished delivering gifts for all little boys and girls. It involved whiskey. His main elf assistant, Evergreen Iciclepears,…

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Changing Rhyme Schemes, or: The not so perfect Christmas poem

December 24, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   T ’was the week before Christmas, and I have to admit: I wasn’t feeling the spirit; not one little bit.   The stockings weren’t hung, I didn’t know where they…

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